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Nordic Mobility Innovation Platform

2019 - 2022 Active

Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) unlocks the ability for an individual to plan and pay for travel on almost every mode of transportation using a single mobile application. In its current state MaaS operations remain anchored to a single metropolitan region and their respective transportation networks.

The Nordic Mobility Innovation Platform (NMIP) will facilitate the creation of a unified and standardized mobility market in the Nordic countries. ”This allows better access for mobility providers to access the market. Therefore the endgame, of course, is to ease the process of travelling for passengers across the Nordics” says Trond Hovland, managing director of ITS Norway.

In addition, the project aims to create open technology and develop an open knowledge-sharing portal for all interested parties.

(...) the endgame, of course, is to ease the process of travelling for passengers across the Nordics.

– Trond Hovland, Managing Director, ITS Norway

This project draws its inspiration from the success of Nordic Mobile Telephone that demonstrated the ability of collaboration between the Nordic nations to transform a technology encumbered by a fragmented market to its current nimble and ubiquitous state. The project aims to achieve the same for MaaS, resulting in significant positive economic, environmental and social impacts in the Nordic states.

Project partners:

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ITS Finland

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ITS Norway

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ITS Sweden

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Kyyti Group

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Research Institutes of Sweden

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The Institute of Transport Economics

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UbiGo

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The Capital Region of Denmark

Contact person

Trond Hovland, ITS Norway

trond.hovland@its-norway.no

Background

In May 2019, Nordic Innovation published a call for proposals under the Nordic Smart and Mobility and Connectivity program. The call was meant to foster the establishment of Nordic innovation projects, new Nordic partnerships, value chains and/or business models that help to speed up the transition to a sustainable future, where Nordic citizens benefit from innovative mobility and connectivity solutions.

We received 12 applications from a wide range of Nordic actors working with smart mobility and connectivity and after careful consideration, with the help of extern evaluation panel consisting of experts from all the Nordic countries, four projects were approved for funding. The four projects receiving funding of up to NOK 4 million, represent a variation of transport modes, geography, types of partners and project activities.

Contacts

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Nina Egeli

Senior Innovation Adviser
Internationalization, innovation and business development support, in combination with a strong background in strategy and policy development are main pillars in Nina’s professional life. Through project design and management, she aims to fit market needs with relevant services and opportunities that allows new business partnerships and business projects to prosper.

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Ivar Josefsson

Innovation Adviser
Ivar combines his international experience with an environmental background to identify the most promising Nordic projects for achieving sustainable growth. His main strengths lie within the fields of international relations and environment, and he worked briefly in the international development sector prior to joining Nordic Innovation in 2018.

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Mikael von Dorrien

Senior Innovation Adviser
Mikael has long experience working within the field of hightech startups. With a background from Swedish Almi Invest, he has in depth knowledge of the startup investor market. Since 2014 Mikael has worked at Nordic Innovation with entrepreneurship, Nordic Innovation Houses and now the Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity program.

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